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Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 9/27/2016 10:08:00 PM

JACKIE LAMB 1939-2016 Services for Mr. Jackie Milton Lamb, 76, of Dadeville, Alabama, will be held at Lake Pointe Baptist Church on Friday, September 30, 2016. Visitation will be at 10:00 am and the memorial service at 11:00 am. Mr. Lamb passed away on

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Mrs. Tonya Jo Hand

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/27/2016 2:04:00 PM

Funeral Service for Mrs. Tonya Jo Hand, 47, of Alexander City, Alabama, will be Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Rick Levell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Old Harmony Cemetery

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BRHS to host marching festival for 18th year

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/27/2016 10:04:00 AM

Music will fill the air when 26 marching bands come to Alexander City to compete in the Lake Martin Invitational Marching Festival Saturday. Benjamin Russell High School’s marching band will again host the invitational, which will be at the Charles E

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Chamber votes to sign lease for innovation center

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/25/2016 10:17:00 AM

to serve as the chamber’s new home and the Lake Martin Business Innovation Center. The emergency meeting was called because the lease must be signed and recorded by the Tallapoosa County probate judge by Sept. 30 for the chamber to avoid paying property

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Chairish event features eclectic mix of artistic furniture

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/20/2016 8:21:00 AM

Last year, 67 items were donated, including chairs, benches, tables and lamps. Themes of the items included Alabama and/or Auburn, cats, dogs, birds, Lake Martin, fishing and Batman, among others. There was even a kid’s chair painted to resemble a Rubik

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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